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DANVILLE - Eunice Ione "Butch" Chapin, 94, of Danville passed away December 8, 2017, and joined her beloved husband, "Jack."
She was born at home on October 7, 1923, a Sunday morning, in Hymera, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Ballard) Reed.
"Butch" married John H. "Jack" Chapin on February 8, 1947, at Vermilion Heights Christian Church. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2004. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year.
Two sons were born of their marriage, John Michael (Alicia Malloy) of Oak Park, Ill., and Richard A. (Susan) of Oakwood, Ill. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Douglas (April) Ireland, Zachary (Allison) Chapin, Nicholas (Heather) Chapin, Leslie (Brian) Concordia and Zoe Chapin. She also is survived by four great-grandsons, Jonathan Ireland, Jackson Chapin, Aiden Chapin and Waylon Chapin. Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Eleanor Chapin, and several nieces and nephews.
Her greatest joy was being a wife and mother.
"Butch" was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, "Jack"; her two brothers and their wives, Charles P. (Eva) Reed and Cullman (Ann) Reed; her mother-in-law, Lula Chapin; and her brother-in-law, Richard Chapin.
Cremation Rites will be accorded, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or online at parkinson.org. Please join "Butch's" family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on December 12, 2017
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